Oghuz District

Coordinates: 41°04′15″N 47°27′30″E / 41.070833°N 47.458333°E / 41.070833; 47.458333
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Oghuz District
Azerbaijani: Oğuz rayonu
Map of Azerbaijan showing Oghuz District
Map of Azerbaijan showing Oghuz District
Country Azerbaijan
RegionShaki-Zagatala
Established8 August 1930
CapitalOghuz
Settlements[1]34
Government
 • GovernorEyvaz Gurbanov
Area
 • Total1,080 km2 (420 sq mi)
Population
 • Total44,700
 • Density41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (AZT)
Postal code
4800
Websiteoguz-ih.gov.az
Gysyr dagh in Oghuz

Oghuz District (Azerbaijani: Oğuz rayonu) is one of the 66 districts of Azerbaijan. It is located in the north of the country and belongs to the Shaki-Zagatala Economic Region. The district borders the districts of Shaki, Qabala, Agdash, and the Russian Republic of Dagestan. Its capital and largest city is Oghuz. As of 2020, the district had a population of 44,700.[2]

Location[edit]

Oghuz District is located on the southern slopes of the Greater Caucasus. The highest point of the region is Malkamud Mount (3879 m). It is the border with the Russian Federation in the north, with Qabala in the east, Shaki in the west, and with Agdash in the south.

History[edit]

The remains of a prehistoric man were found near the villages of Kerimli and Garabaghlar, based on the results of archaeological excavations. Stone figurines, various tools, and household items were found here.

The district was part of the Ganja Province, which existed from April 3, 1952, until April 23, 1953. This province was abolished by the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated April 23, 1953. Administrative-territorial reforms were carried out in 1962–1964 in connection with the establishment of the agricultural department and the establishment of national economical boards in the territory of the USSR. As a result, industrial and agricultural districts were established on the basis of the large districts. On January 4, 1963, 31 districts and 7 cities were established in the Azerbaijan SSR in the territory of six towns with 50 districts. According to this decision, the city of Nukha (Shaki since 1968) was established and the villages of the district are included in the Vartashen district (which would later become Oghuz District). This reform was cancelled on January 6, 1965, due to inefficiency. For this reason, villages included in the Vartashen district were subordinated to Nukha. Until 1961, Vartashen village was the centre of the Vartashan district. According to the decision of the Supreme Soviet of the Azerbaijan SSR, the name of Vartashan was renamed Oghuz in February 1991.[3]

Population[edit]

According to the report of the State Statistics Committee, the total number of population in 2010 was 37,000. In 2018, this indicator increased by 7,000 people.[4]

The population of regions (at the beginning of the year, thsd. persons) [4]
Regions 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Oghuz region 37,0 37,3 37,7 38,1 38,4 38,8 39,3 39,6 39,9 40,2 40,5 40,9 41,3 41,7 42,1 42,6 43,1 43,5 44,0 44,3 44,7 45,0
urban population 6,5 6,5 6,5 6,6 6,6 6,7 6,8 6,9 6,9 6,9 6,9 7,0 7,0 7,0 7,1 7,2 7,2 7,3 7,4 7,4 7,5 7,5
rural population 30,5 30,8 31,2 31,5 31,8 32,1 32,5 32,7 33,0 33,3 33,6 33,9 34,3 34,7 35,0 35,4 35,9 36,2 36,6 36,9 37,2 37,5

Ethnic groups[edit]

Ethnic group According to the 1999 census [5] According to the 2009 census [6]
Number % Number %
Total 36 488 100.00 40 284 100.00
Azerbaijanis 29 735 81.49 34 296 85.14
Lezgins 5 167 14.16 4 831 11.99
Meskhetian Turks 1 021 2.80 805 2.00
Russians 200 0.55 142 0.35
Jews people 179 0.49 85 0.21
Udi people 104 0.29 74 0.18
Kurds ... ... 21 0.05
Tatars 33 0.09 5 0.01
Ukrainians 17 0.05 ... ...
Avars 3 0.01 ... ...
Others 24 0.07 25 0.06

Monuments[edit]

There are 27 clubs including 1 district, 3 rural culture houses, Central Election Committee and its 31 branches, regional History-Ethnography Museum, H.Aliyev museum, children's music school, cultural park in Oghuz district. There are 39 historical and cultural monuments in the region, of which 32 were registered and taken under state protection, as well as included in the list of historical and cultural monuments approved by the decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan on August 2, 2001. 17 of these monuments (of which 15 are archaeological, 2 are sculptural) are of national importance, and 15 (of which 13 are sculptural, 2 are archaeological) are of local importance.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "İnzibati-ərazi vahidləri" (PDF). preslib.az. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Population of Azerbaijan". stat.gov.az. State Statistics Committee. Retrieved 22 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Oğuz Rayonunun İnzibati – Ərazi Bölgüsü Və Əhalisinin Yerləşməsi – Administrative and Territorial Division and Population Placement of Oghuz District" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b Samadov (www.anarsamadov.net), Anar. "Population". The State Statistical Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
  5. ^ "1999 Census".
  6. ^ "Ethnic composition of Azerbaijan 2009". pop-stat.mashke.org.
  7. ^ "Mədəniyyət | Azərbaycan Respublikası Oğuz Rayon İcra Hakimiyyəti". www.oguz-ih.gov.az.
41°04′15″N 47°27′30″E / 41.070833°N 47.458333°E / 41.070833; 47.458333